Friday, March 31

Blog Hop Featuring Chris Dark's New Garden Fairies Collection...

We are very excited to announce a guest artist in the Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop...

The very talented Chris Dark has designed a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps, the Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy, they are a larger set and each includes a beautiful sentiment.



To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 5th April to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

Here's a sample from me...
For this card I used the beautiful Butterfly Catcher,
She a lovely elegant fairy and sits very nicely on a 5 1/2" square.
I dived into my copics for this one, and thought her dress would look lovely in yellow like the flowers in spring time.
I've added sparkle to her wings, and little detail dots on her dress in white pen. 
I've added colour to the edges of her hoping it would look like she was magical and had a ethereal glow, not sure how well this worked.
The background is all copics too, I've used rubbing alcohol with a brush to get the bokeh effect, love how this came out, it's like she's flying.
And because we love to know what colours I've used here they are.

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new garden fairies! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration! 
Carole C

Have fun on the HOP!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x


Friday, March 3

Peony & Bud Paperbabe Stamps

We're introducing a new stamp set on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today and here's a couple of my samples to inspire you...

This is an A5 mixed media portrait using the Peonies in the foreground, 
I was aiming for a soft colour palette but when it came to stamping the butterflies I think the whole look completely changed course, typical art flow.
I have added a hint of gold ink to the flower centres.
The whole piece has been coloured using watercolours, lots of layers. I opted for the Long loose wave hairstyle, the head & torso and female face stamps all in mini.

This next card was a very quick card to assemble, I've used distress inks through my polka dot stencil 
and stamped and heat embossed the peony in black embossing powder, for a fun and bright card.

Pop by the other talented designers to see their gorgeous peony projects.

click pictures



I will update the blog again soon, with news on my next shows, challenges and new stamps.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day
HuGs Kim x

Friday, November 11

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #46 ~ Sketch

We have a fun Sketch challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
I completely forgot to add my embellishment to my portrait card art. I'm just so busy right now, moving house is full on, and trying to jump from places to get things in place too, like a new floor on my studio eek very excited to have a studio.
I've used the Blunt Bangs Long mixed media templates along with the head and torso
So, I've used the female face mini and the sentiment from Sparkle Bright. All coloured with copics and sparkles with posca paint pen.

Thanks for stopping by
HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, November 1

Paperbabe Stamps is in Issue 2 of Mixed Up Magazine this Month...

You'll be pleased to know the November issue of Mixed Up magazine is now available and it's awesome, I love all the features there's slide shows, step by step and video tutorials.
Check out the amazing cover stars Birgit Koopsen (main pic), Mark Gould and Julie Ann Lee.

Plus there's a fantastic FREEBIE...
 this deliciously quirky digi image from the wonderful Rick St.dennis!


It's so wonderful to discover new talented artists that I just had to share sneak peeks of their projects too.. wow

Four fantastic ways with DecoArt Liquid Glass (project by Candy Colwell)

Upcycling with Asia King

Get started in stamp carving with Jane Royston

Amazing art journaling with Mimi Bondi

Christmas crafting with Kim Costello that's me :)

Yupo Part 2 with Helen Chilton

and so much more..


I am so excited for this publication Katy
Full details are on the magazine Blog
And website Mixed Up

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, October 28

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #45 ~ Spooky

We have a new challenge on the blog today and the theme is spooky...
I didn't think mine was too spooky, I've created a day of the dead girl this week, using a the female face mini along with the Sugar Skull mini stamp set.
I opted for the Central Wavy Parting hairstyle with the Head & Torso templates. Her top was created using the dots from Pop Dots stamp set.
So I am an advocate of always trying new techniques and styles, I wanted to use coloured pencils without blending like I usually do, very rough texture, and I'm screaming to get a blending stump and more layers of pencil on it.
Her eyes are coloured with copics as well as the background and I've used grey ink for all the stamping.

click pics for listings...

Thank you very much for stopping by.
Enjoy a wonderfully Spooky weekend!
HuGs Kim x



Thursday, October 20

Paperbabe Stamps Second day Introductions with Bottle Of.

Good morning, thanks for stopping by, 
We're on the second day of introductions for Paperbabe Stamps

I've created a clean and simple decor piece today, I was going for a pastel chalk finish on my bottles with an embossed label area, I think they need work, lol
I've covered the largest circle from my hanging circle media blanks with some patterned paper and inked the edges.
I've added half a doily to create a shelf area. 
Then glued the two circular hanging parts to the back for dimension.
For the bottles I adhered the bottle lip before I've painted two layers of matt acrylic paints,
when completely dry I've stamped the ornate label and sentiments in embossing powder.
I used the cork top stamp to add a little texture to the cork tops in the mdf substrates kit. Then simply adhered in place. What every home needs, love, magic and happiness.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the wonderful team's fabulous projects...


Thank you very much for stopping by.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day.
HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, October 19

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps 'Bottle of' Release

We're introducing a new stamp set, stencils and substrates on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today and here's my sample, just one today, my time is spread too thin right now...
I imagined a bottle of fairy dust would be a fab card for any magical occasion.
I stamped the outline bottle first, then the crown top and ornate label, I've coloured the whole image in using copic markers: 0, C4, C3, C1, RV10, RV11, RV34, YG41, YG45.
I've gone over the pink with wink of stella because all fairy dust sparkles.
I've used a white coloured pencil, and added dots with my posca pen to add the swirl of magic around the bottle. The base card I've added a sparkle tape to the edges before adding the image on dimensional adhesive.

If you get a moment why not visit the rest of the amazing team's fabulous projects...


Thanks for stopping by, I should have another inspirational sample tomorrow so pop by then.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

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